Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has reaffirmed her commitment to announce charging decisions by September 1st in her investigation into attempts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Willis stated that the work has been completed after two and a half years of investigation.
In May, Willis indicated in a scheduling request that charging decisions could be made in early August. She also informed law enforcement that she would announce the decisions during a state Superior Court term that began this month. Two grand juries have been seated to hear cases until September 1st, likely tasked with deciding whether Trump and his allies will face election interference charges.
During a recent interview, Willis acknowledged that some people may not be happy with her decisions and that she is preparing for potential reactions. She mentioned increased security measures at the courthouse to ensure the safety of employees and constituents.
The investigation, launched in early 2021, aimed to determine whether there was interference in Georgia’s election process during the 2020 election. A special grand jury recommended indicting over a dozen people, including some “fake electors” who falsely declared that Trump had won Georgia in the election. At least eight of these “fake electors” have been granted immunity in the probe.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing in the case and accused Willis of leading a politically motivated “witch hunt” against him. Georgia’s Supreme Court recently denied Trump’s attempt to disqualify Willis from the investigation and to quash the special grand jury’s report.